Saturday, July 21, 2012


I felt very brave wearing this outfit yesterday; despite the recent and overwhelming popularity of colour blocking, I still don't think everyone would have the confidence to pull off this much colour. I certainly received a few stares from strangers while wearing this outfit (but whose to say they were negative rather than positive; maybe they all really liked my outfit!). It's interesting how I have absolutely no confidence in most areas of life but when it comes to fashion I would pretty much have the confidence to wear anything. I'm overall very happy with my style and my look but I'm not happy with much else in my life. Similarly, I frequently stand out in 'real life' by wearing bolder pieces than the average person but I always frustratingly fade into the background in most other ways. I guess you could say that fashion reflects the way I wish I was in all other areas of my life; I would love to be more confident, happy, exciting and colourful.

This week I was able to post one extra outfit than usual; I thought I was an excellent blogger until I realised that my last two outfits are ridiculously similar. The Guess cardigan paired with a green/teal dress or skirt means I didn't provide as much outfit inspiration or versatility as I would have liked. I even featured the exact same bag! Oh well. It's funny how I didn't realise at the time. For once I am not wearing a hair bow! How miraculous!

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Kenji Heels
Guess Crop Cardigan
Alannah Hill Handbag
Antiques Locket


Oh to Be a Muse said...

The pink and blue is one of my fave color combos! And your hair is so cute.

Mouthwash said...

Tia! These colors aboslutely glow on you. I love this outfit; I'm so glad you chose to wear it. And, personally I think all those "looks" must have been positive ones :)

"I guess you could say that fashion reflects the way I wish I was in all other areas of my life"
I think for many of us this rings very very true. Fashion is such a personal form of self expression...Fashion often allows us to say and do what we wouldn't be able to other wise.

great post.

Josie said...

You look GREAT in your bold brights, dear!
xo Josie

daisychain said...

this is one of my most favourite outfits on you x

Sherin said...

Blue looks so good on you! The dress and shoes both look so great on you.

Mumbles said...

You look very pretty, although I wouldn't wear colour blocking, I love seeing colorful outfits like yours.
By the way, you should extend your confindence at dressing to your whole life :)


Helena Resende said...

Love the combination of colours :)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Believe me when I see people were staring at you because you look so good :)

janettaylor said...

Such a cute cardi, especially the color!

Georgie ジョジ said...

I think this is my favourite look of yours so far! You really pulled off the colour blocking, the colour of your dress is gorgeous. xx

Izzy said...

haha I kinda know what you mean! sometimes I feel like I'm really unconfident in speaking out in public yet I'm already standing out because of my outfit. I think we do this because wearing the outfits we love makes us feel like even if we stuff up in other things, at least we're looking great? haha just a thought.

anyway the colour blocking looks really cute on you! the AH bag is just so pretty :) such a beautiful, feminine piece.


Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Hmmm i want to try this color combination too!! I like the resulting outfitt alot!

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kim bim said...

lovely combo, ur shoes are lovely.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous color blocking, darling!
Love those pumps!


Carolyne O' said...

Such a cute and brigh outfit! Adore it <3



Sootjeelina said...

I love that dress! And the shoes are so pretty too

xoxo Sootjeelina

Mica said...

Love this colour combination, a great way to do colour blocking! :)

I think you should wear what makes you happy - it doesn't matter if you repeat an outfit or wear a similar outfit to one you've worn before - we all repeat clothes - there would be no fun if we only got to wear things one way once! :)


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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I just LOVE all of the bright colors of this outfit - especially your shoes! You look so beautiful, Imogen! :)

Stills said...

wonderful colors!


sepatuholic said...

awesome ensemble, great outfit on you!!!

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Rebecca said...

You look absolutely smashing! This outfit is such a beautiful mix of colors! Fabulous!



xStroutx said...

I LOVE all this colour on you. I'd be willing to bet that most of those looks were positive.

Its awesome that you have the confidence in your style to bust out things that others might not even try. I'm a bit the same in that my style can be right out there, but I'm really quite shy. I've definitely gotten more confident in all areas as I've gotten older, and I'm sure this will happen for you too. Sometimes it just takes time to grow into yourself.

Bonnie said...

You have blue shoes! I am dyinggg for a pair of gorgeous blue shoes. Gah! Love this outfit because the color scheme is so beautiful.

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Sara said...

You did a great job color-blocking! I think that you did get positive stares, because this is a great look!

I can be the same way. I am a loud style-blogger, and I am loud & goofy with friends but I am shy at work and which oftentimes leads people to think I am dumb.

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blackberryfashion said...

You look so pretty. Great look :)


Jessica said...

love the bright colors in this outfit! thanks for the encouraging words, i wish you luck in your decision too :D


Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love the shoes
Xo Megan

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Well... said...

What an adorable mix of purple and blue! LOVE those stunning heels ♥

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Christina said...

Hi sweetie, thanks for your sweet comment! :)
Also thanks for your compliments.
I love your look too, you look so cutie ;) ♥

Paige Wilkins said...

really really suits you! should not be worried :) x

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Always Maylee said...

Cute dress, love the colors!

xo, Yi-chia
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Sofie said...

Cute outfit, love the colours! ♥

Natasha said...

I love your heels and all the lovely, bright colours you're wearing. I feel like you very often too Imogen, I wish I could dress more 'out-there' and creatively but I don't feel confident enough. Baby birds don't seem too wary of people so if you find one, I'd definitely say try and go in for a close-up! xxx

yiqin; said...

you are amazing with colors

Winnie said...

Oh wow, I definitely vote for more colour blocking, you look awesome!

Mimi said...

you look so so so pretty! all these colors are gorgeous! :D

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Danie said...

I love the colors in your outfit! I adore your heels. They are such a beautiful shade of blue!



Thank you my gorgeous friend in blue and pink.
Much love.

Eeva Kallas said...

It so much "easier" or "safer" to wear always black, grey and other quite lame colors. But I'm glad you decided to wear such colorful color combination instead! :) This outfit looks great on you and your hair look great as always!

xoxo Eeva

Collections said...

The colors in this outfit are fabulous. This is color blocking done right. Great look.

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Kezzie said...

Oh how pretty!!!!! I adore this outfit! The dress is my favourite colour and shape and the combo of the bright shoes and cardie is quite enchanting! (Love the black and white shot!!).
I would say you stand out! I find I tend to stand out at school because I tend to wear quite bright and quirky things- sometimes it's just the addition of something quirky like lego earrings! But in general life I don't think I do! I always think you look lovely and ladylike!